Shaman's Oil

Item

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Description A syrupy mixture of a known narcotic and another even more mysterious mushroom, this is bound to do something interesting. Hell, even without smearing it all over yourself, you could entertain yourself for hours by watching the strange interplay of lights in its depths, forming shapes like half-remembered dreams.
Type Drug
Requires 2 Body, 8 Base Will
Use See below
Multi Same as below, but the first paragraph starts with: You douse yourself with the oil. The world rapidly grows bright, then falls into darkness, then brightens again… but showing a place that feels familiar, but you do not remember living.
Effects You've gained x energy of Cavern's Light.
You've earned x XP

First Paragraph, always:

You rub yourself down with the oil. The world grows bright, then dim, then bright again but showing a place that feels familiar, but you do not remember living.

Then, if you don't have AROTPBY unlocked

The light dimly illuminates a thick forest. It's strange in retrospect, not something you'd see anywhere near Metroplex, but you remember… experience wandering through it for hours, finding no exit.

You've gained 4 energy of Cavern's Light.

You've earned 4 XP in Random Stats

Then, if you have the Spring A Reflection of the Path Before You unlocked

The light shows you a primordial forest, all ferns and palms. The light streams through the fronds like the sun, casting shadows on the massive creatures grazing among the ferns.

A flicker of fear is followed by the primordial response: fight or flight. It seizes your heart, but you tame it, channeling it towards better use.

You've gained 8 duration of Cavern's Light.

You've earned 8 XP in Reflexes

Then, if you have the Summer AROTPBY unlocked

The light shines through an endless forest of truly massive trees. They tower above you, stretching in all directions as far as you can see.

You stare with increasing incredulity, studying the trees. They're real, maybe too real, but they stand there, letting you absorb all the details.

You've gained 8 energy of Cavern's Light.

You've earned 8 XP in Perception

Or, with Autumn AROTPBY unlocked

The light illuminates the remains of a forest. A handful of trees stand, but they're oddities among the endless stumps.

It's a harsh land, unforgiving, and some of the unforgiving harshness flows back into you.

You've gained 8 duration of Cavern's Light.

You've earned 8 XP in Strength

Then, if you have the Winter AROTPBY unlocked

The light illuminates an unending industrial wasteland. You walk endlessly, never retracing your steps, nor seeing anything other than more wastes on the horizon.

You feel strangely calmed and reassured by the endlessness, as though it's done more than just teach you a lifetime of patience, as though it's become part of you.

You've gained 8 energy of Cavern's Light.

You've earned 8 XP in Will

Sources

Boil down a Shaman Staff and a Mislit Mushroom
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Shaman Staff Mislit Mushroom
= Shaman's Oil

Uses

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